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July 17, 2013

McDowell Mountains

McDowell Mountains

McDowell Mountain Ranch



The McDowell Mountain Range is located about twenty miles northeast of Phoenix, Arizona and may be seen from most places throughout the Phoenix Metro Area. The McDowell Mountains share borders with the cities of Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, and Maricopa County. The city of Scottsdale has made its share of the McDowell Mountains a preserve, and has set up a wide trail network in partnership with the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy

The highest peak in the McDowell Mountains’ is East end Peak at 4,057 feet.  This mountain range also serves as a sacred marker to the Yavapai people.  The boundaries are loosely defined Granite Mountain to the North and Saddleback Mountain to the South.  The Mcdowells also entail local landmarks such as Pinnacle Peak and Tom’s Thumb.  Located throughout the McDowell Mountains are copious amounts of hiking and biking trails.  Many are located in and adjacent to or in the McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Elevations in the park rise to 3,000 feet along the western boundary at the base of the McDowell Mountains.  When visiting the park you can enjoy over 50 miles of multiuse trails, and stellar views of the amazing mountain ranges.  Throughout the mountains you are likely to see Deer, Javelina, birds, Coyotes, Gila Monsters and be on the lookout for rattlesnakes.

For more information check out: McDowell Mountain Ranch or McDowell Mountain Parks

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McDowell Mountain Ranch Arabian Library

McDowell Mountain Ranch Arabian Library

The newly expanded McDowell Mountain Ranch Arabian Library is located in McDowell Mountain Ranch at 10215 E. McDowell Mountain Road in Scottsdale. The McDowell Mountain Ranch Arabian Library is nestled at the foot of the McDowell Mountains. This eco-friendly library will serve as a community gathering space for a host of programming for children, teens, adults and seniors. It features over 20,000 square feet of space that includes over 100,000 library materials, 41 computers and a lab, and wireless internet. It has a comfortable seating area so you can sit and read at your leisure.

McDowell Mountain Ranch Library

McDowell Mountain Ranch LibraryThe McDowell Mountain Ranch Arabian Library is a welcome and unmistakable part of the McDowell Mountain Ranch community. Since its opening in 2007, the library has emphasized its position as a multi-use facility by offering public meeting rooms, computer access terminals, a larger children’s area, group study rooms and a space for teens.

McDowell Mountain Ranch Library

As opposed to the general recognition that most libraries are dusty old structures loaded with dated materials, the McDowell Mountain Ranch Arabian Library offers a breath of fresh air and the notion that Library’s do not have to be stuffy and uptight.  Their sprawling 20,000 square feet of space and more than 75,000 volumes to search through, you are sure to discover new discharges and some more classical or older material. On the off chance that you can’t find what you’re searching for in this library, an employee will be happy to aid in attempting to get the book from a different library in to the Scottsdale network for you.

 

 

The McDowell Mountain Ranch Arabian Library is an eco-friendly building that is designed to merit a LEED Gold rating with the US Green Building Council. It was built from re-cycled materials, has only low-emitting sealants and adhesives. It uses less than half the water of a similar sized building and there are numerous low windows that provide natural light and reduces the need for electricity. This library is a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of McDowell Mountain Ranch. This “green” building is in the serene desert with relaxing views, the perfect setting for quietly reading a good book.

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